What do we do?
Humberside Fire & Rescue Service (HFRS) Safeguarding Team provide advice and support to all personnel; with regards to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
In line with the Care Act 2014 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013; the Safeguarding Officer informs and educates personnel on their statutory responsibilities with regards to child protection and safeguarding adults. The Safeguarding Officer provides face to face safeguarding training, to raise awareness, to front-line staff. Fire-fighters are fully versed on what procedures to take if they have a concern for an adult or child. Safeguarding e-learning packages are a compulsory e-learning tool for all service staff, the package assists staff in their day to day role to identify concerns.
The Safeguarding Team also has a strong link with the Local Authority Safeguarding Boards. Community Safety Managers and the Safeguarding Officer represents the service at both adult and children safeguarding board meetings and subgroups of such boards; within the Humberside area. HFRS liaise with local Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs; which brings together many of the agencies working together to protect children and adults.
The Service runs a Juvenile Fire Setters Intervention Scheme.
The aims of this programme are to evaluate the risk of fire setting continuing and to implement interventions to reduce or eliminate any future fire setting behaviour. HFRS receives requests for intervention from many different sources.
These include (not an exhaustive list) schools, children’s homes, nurses, social workers and parents. This work continues to support the reduction of arson related incidents.
To apply for Firesetter Intervention for a child who is fascinated or plays with fire please click on the linkJuvenile_Firesetters_Intervention_Scheme.doc
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service safeguarding can be contacted via email:firstname.lastname@example.org